Since 1965, federal funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has provided supplementary educational programs to Marion County Schools.  This funding allows the county and eligible participating schools to improve student achievement and to enable students in those schools to meet the challenging academic standards. 

Title I schools have the highest concentration of low income students in the county.  Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch programs.  Marion County has selected to serve the elementary grade span.  These are the elementary schools that meet or exceed the county average for free/reduced lunches.

Title I schools focus primarily on supplemental reading and math instruction, parent involvement, and professional development for teachers.

In addition to serving Title I eligible schools, Title I funds provide services to homeless students identified through the McKinney Vento Act, students attending public schools  but reside in institutions for neglected and delinquent children, Fairmont Catholic is the only private school that has chosen to receive services for eligible students in their school.

Under the new flexibility waiver, Marion County will not have to offer the school choice option and set aside Title I funds for transportation.

For additional Title I information, contact Jean Hinzman, Title 1 Director at  
304-367-2100, EXT 134 or e-mail thinzman@access.k12.wv.us.